SW Michigan

1:06 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Kalamazoo County workers to get first pay raise in four years

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County workers to get 1% raise, plus steps
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners had its first chance to review the 2014 budget Tuesday at its annual budget retreat. County administration is projecting an $83.2 million budget for 2014, about $400,000 more than the 2013 budget.
12:34 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks remembered in Kalamazoo

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Ceremony Wednesday at WMU, events planned for Wednesday evening in Bronson Park
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Army and Air Force cadets will be standing in a silent vigil, shifting out approximately every 30 minutes, until 4 p.m. at the flag pole in front of the Seibert Administration Building at the center of WMU's main campus to commemorate lives lost in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
11:27 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Saginaw City Manager retires will become Emergency Financial Manager in Flint

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Darnell Earley was a candidate to become Kalamazoo City Manager earlier this year
SAGINAW, MI - After seven years serving as Saginaw's city manager, it appears that Darnell Earley will soon be leaving to take a new job serving as Flint's emergency manager. Gov. Rick Snyder plans to announce Earley's appointment to replace current Emergency Manager Mike Brown during a press conference in Flint Wednesday morning.
10:40 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Some Portage city workers to get first pay raise in four years

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Portage City Council approved agreement with employee union Tuesday night. Workers have also ratified it
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Some Portage city workers will be getting a pay raise for the first time in four years. Seventeen Portage Department of Parks, Recreation and Public Services employees represented by the United Auto Workers have a new two-year labor agreement with the city.
10:36 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Michigan House committee approves bill to impose sales tax on Internet purchases

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Michigan Treasury Department estimates that state will lose $290-million from uncollected sales taxes this year
Lansing - Online retailers such as Amazon.com and Overstock.com would be required to collect and remit sales taxes for Internet purchases from Michigan residents under legislation a House committee approved Wednesday. Without debate, the House Tax Policy Committee approved a two-bill package to close loopholes in the state's existing sales tax laws that allowed consumers to buy goods tax-free from out-of-state online retailers.

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